Veganuary Back to Work: Day 4

Hello! Hope you have been enjoying the menus so far! Today’s menu looks like this: Coconut rice is a recent obsession of mine. It’s so ridiculously creamy and because of the savoury addition of lightly fried onions it is well-balanced and not too sweet. It really doesn’t need anything other than your favourite stir-fried vegetables with…

Vegan Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Uh yeah. Ok they aren’t round cos ain’t nobody got time for that. But tell me you care when you have a crisp chocolate outer encrusted with hazelnuts filled with a Nutella-style creamy inside. Recipe INGREDIENTS: 150g dark chocolate 1 cup blanched hazelnuts (+ 2 tbsp extra, finely chopped or roughly processed) 2 tbsp cocoa…

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

These are super-ridiculously easy to make! It’s worth investing in those mini silicone cupcake cases which, incidentally, would be rubbish for cupcakes but GREAT for chocolate!  Mine are about 5cm across at the widest point and were just perfect for this recipe. One great thing about this recipe is that it’s so cheap to make…

Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake

I’ve got a real thing for all things lemony and it’s just so good in cake! This recipe really reminds me of the ‘Mr Kipling’ individually wrapped lemon slices that I used to love as a kid. But better. And no nasties of course! Recipe: INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup sunflower oil 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp…

Vegan French Strawberry Tart

Vegan creme patissiere – nailed it! A fairly innocent-looking strawberry tart lining the shelves of many a French patisserie is annoyingly filled with an egg yolk-based creme patissiere and I had never given much thought to veganising this but when my dad requested a fruit tart for a dessert at his birthday party at the…

Bubbly Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse Recipe

Good grief this is something I never thought I’d have: Vegan Chocolate Orange Mousse – for actual reals! As a kid I’d look longingly at gelatine-laden chocolate mousse just wishing that I could have a nice vegetarian version! The light bubbly-textured chocolate looked so good aside from the obviously horrendous, stomach churning bone-derived ingredients! As I…

Raw Chocolate and Walnut Energy Brownies

Hi! As a vegan, it can be a bit difficult to find easy things to take for packed lunches. One thing I do enjoy and that aren’t too bad are Nakd bars but at 70p-ish a pop, they aren’t cheap! What I have discovered is that a similar (and even tastier) version is ridiculously easy…

Vegan Raspberry Jaffa Cakes

Ooooooooooooh! As a kid I discovered raspberry ‘jaffa’-cakes whilst on holiday in Spain. I’m not gonna lie, they were a life-changer! Now I pounce on every imported ‘jaffa’ cake style biscuit I spot in supermarkets, wishing that just once I might find an egg-free variety with no luck. Well, yesterday enough was enough. I had…

Yummy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

Yep. I really, really like chocolate chip cookies and vegan ones (that aren’t ‘oaty’) are quite hard to find. These are quite squishy and dense reminiscent of those giant ones I used to get as a kid from the bakery! Mm mm mm! They are very, very easy to make and all of the ingredients…